HC Deb 01 February 1900 vol 78 c265
MR. A. E. PEASE (Yorkshire, Cleveland)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War if the War Office has sanctioned the experiment of inoculating with anti-typhoid vaccine troops now on their way to the front; and if, in view of the uncertainty that exists as to the efficacy of inoculation as a preventive of enteric fever, and the debilitating effects of the operation, the Department will forbid the continuance of these experiments; and whether his attention has been drawn to the description in the Morning Post of 29th January, of the condition and appearance of the soldiers who had submitted to the inoculation on board the "Dunottar Castle."


The efficacy of the treatment appears sufficiently well established to justify the continuance of this operation, which is voluntarily submitted to by the troops.